Celebrating Success

Celebrating apprentices' success at Lancaster City Council

Celebrating apprentices' success at Lancaster City Council

The latest intake of apprentices at Lancaster City Council have celebrated successfully completing their studies.

Jak Lambert, Matthew Clegg, Sarah Jones and Lydia Brookbanks have just come to the end of their 12 month apprenticeships and are now ready to take up permanent jobs with the city council.They were given a special reception to celebrate their achievements, with friends and family invited to mark the occasion.

Since 2013 the city council has seen 24 apprentices successfully complete their studies.

Sarah Jones, Apprentice Dog Warden, said: “My apprenticeship with Lancaster City Council has provided me with invaluable skills and experiences. It has enabled me to progress into my desired profession with faultless support and guidance every step of the way. It has allowed me to grow and develop in both a professional and personal capacity.”

Some of our successful apprentices - clockwise from top left Lydia, Matthew, Jak and Sarah
Clockwise from top left: Lydia, Matthew, Jak, Sarah

Her manager, Mark Woodhead, added: “Having Sarah join us immediately benefitted all members of the team as her enthusiasm for the job was infectious and there for all to see. We’ve seen her go from strength to strength, building knowledge and confidence throughout her apprenticeship. We have received nothing but praise for her, from our customer feedback surveys.

“I wouldn’t have any hesitation in taking another apprenticeship, the whole experience has been really positive and informative for all involved in the process.”

Apprenticeships provide on the job learning and development allowing successful applicants to work and receive on the job training, whilst achieving a nationally recognised qualification.

Last updated: 06 April 2017